Stories about studios + projects

Design Pioneer Celebrated in Venice

In 1942, when Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA left Detroit to attend RISD, she took an overnight train on the New York-bound Wolverine line.

ISUS + RISD Address Global Water Issues

Elizabeth Dean Hermann’s current concern is water.

Reimagining the Industrial Waterfront

Graduate students enrolled in Scales of Operation in the Waterfront have big ideas for the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

VELUX Helps Light the Way to Urban Farming

In the Architecture studio Skin Deep, Light as Air, students were asked to transform an abandoned 19th-century mill building in a low-income Providence neighborhood into a mixed-use facility that can support urban agriculture.

Architecture Professor Wins Major Award

A curved, shimmering block of apartments in a struggling London neighborhood has won top honors in the2011 Brick Awards, one of the most well-established and respected design awards in the UK.

Designs to Make a Difference

In 2005 Nathalie Jolivert BArch 12 moved to the US to escape political violence.

Home of the Future

Students and faculty at RISD and Brown University are working together to demonstrate the capture, storage and delivery of thermally generated electricity, harnessed by means of a small-scale thermal-electric engine.

Open Intro to Studio Life

When prospective graduate students visited campus on November 16 for Graduate Studies’ annual IN FOcus session, they responded especially well to opportunities to talk with current students, who were eager to share information about their work, their program and life at RISD.

Creativity Cubed

A collaborative triad between RISD, Brown University and a team of RISD alumni has designers and architects thinking outside the box.


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